The cartoon aside, I think that the point that Brian B. was trying to make (and Brian, correct me if I am wrong) is that there unfortunately are a lot of people that feel that any criticism of President Obama (regardless of what kind of criticism it is) automatically must come from a racist point of view. You can dislike Mr. Obama's politics and his choices and believe that he has made mistakes without that having anything to do with his race. However, there are many people in this country that support him so vehemently that even criticism of his voting record can be met with accusations of racism.
Prior to the election there were supporters of Mr. Obama that expressed the view that if people were not voting for Barack Obama it must be because he is a black man and they were racist. So, I think Brian B. makes a good point because for some people this president can do no wrong simply because of his race and that is sad. It's sad because people should be judged for good or ill on their own merits not on their gender or their religion or ethnicity or sexual orientation and until we start doing that racism will continue to be perpetuated in this country.
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